As everybody around the textile globe knows: The ITMA 2007 will take place in Munich/Germany
from September 13 to 20, 2007. The event has set a new record: More than 1,450 exhibitors from 38
countries are expected to showcase their latest textile machinery developments to some 150,000
visitors in Munich. For those on their way to the show, as well as those that may not be aware of
available services at ITMA, here are a few details that will help you improve your time at the “
Textile Machinery Olympics.”
The official ITMA website, www.itma.com, is a free tool for preparing for ITMA 2007. After
registering, use the organizer function to optimize your trade-fair preparation and visit. There
are several different organizer functions available.
The ITMA 2007 Exhibition Catalogue contains an Alphabetical Exhibitor Directory, an Exhibitor
Directory by Products and an Exhibitor Directory by Countries. A small hall plan booklet that can
be taken out of the catalogue gives visitors detailed plans of all 16 halls. The Exhibition
Catalogue is available at a price of 4 euros at the information and cash counters in all entrances,
as well as at information counters within the halls.
Free Transport Connections
All ITMA 2007 exhibitors, visitors and media representatives who have an entrance badge or a
voucher have free use of the airport shuttle and of all public transport in the Munich area to and
from the New Munich Trade Fair Centre.
The center may be reached easily by airport shuttle, public transport or car. Visitors who
arrive at the airport or stay in the city center can take advantage of an efficient metro system
that provides quick and easy access from the city to the fairground, and a regular and efficient
airport shuttle service. For example, at Munich Central station you can take the underground U2.
The trip to the trade fair center takes only about 20 minutes. Furthermore, Munich International
Trade Fairs offers an airport shuttle bus service between the airport and the New Munich Trade Fair
Centre. Buses depart every 30 minutes and travel nonstop to the fairgrounds. The trip takes
approximately 45 minutes.
No Pictures, Please
Of course, for various reasons, photographing is generally not permitted on the trade fair
grounds. Only exhibitors are allowed to take photos of their own stands. The ban on filming and
photography during ITMA is indicated at all entrances by signs and rules of the house. Security
guards will ensure compliance with these regulations.
ITMA 2007 commenced parallel to Ramadan and the Jewish New Year. Munich International Trade
Fairs will provide a number of special services for Muslim and Jewish visitors. All information may
be downloaded from the ITMA website. The brochure “Multinational Services” will be given to all
interested visitors and exhibitors.
Munich is a nice place to be and is probably one of the most charming cities in Germany. The
city has many opportunities for fun, shopping and sightseeing; and a great range of locations to
enjoy typical Bavarian hospitality — not only at the Hofbräuhaus or the Oktoberfest. A tour to the
famous Viktualienmarkt — Munich’s great marketplace situated on more than 22,000 square meters — or
to the Ayinger Brewery is highly recommended. An insider tip from local people is to take the tram
tour. By the way, never eat Weisswurst after lunch!
Are you ready now? The
team is ready, too. For a chat, or just to relax for a few minutes, come and see us. We’l
l be delighted to welcome you in Hall A4, Booth 207.
September 11, 1007